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TS-7400

Single Board Computer with Ultra-Fast Linux Bootup

Starting at $99 (Qty. 100)

Highlights

  • Ideal for Applications Demanding High Reliability, Fast Bootup, and Connectivity
  • Easily Interfaces via 40-pin Header Providing UART, GPIO, I2S, ADC
  • Secure Bootup to SD/Flash with Encryption, Password Protection, Board Binding
  • Quick Boot to Linux 2.4 Shell Prompt in 1.1 Seconds
  • Capable in Rugged Environments Requiring Metal Enclosure, -40°C to +70°C

The TS-7400 is a compact Single Board Computer (SBC) based upon the Cirrus EP9302 ARM9 CPU which provides a standard set of on-board peripherals. The EP9302 features an advanced ARM920T 200MHz processor design with MMU. The TS-7400 includes a standard SD card socket and a 40-pin header that brings out many interfaces, including audio, GPIO, and ADC.

Hardware

The TS-7400 is a small embedded Single Board Computer (SBC) that is designed to provide extreme performance for applications which demand high reliability, fast bootup/startup, and connectivity at low cost and low power, such as point-of-sales (PoS), vending machines, data acquisition units, data recorder modules, etc. Additional TS-7400 specifications include:

  • 100% soldered-on components
  • Fanless -40° to +70°C with CPU 200MHz
  • Up to +85°C with CPU speed under 166MHz
  • Board dimensions are 2.9" x 4.7"
  • Power requirements are 5V DC @ 350mA
  • Standard RoHS Compliant

The TS-7400 enables more control and access to the EP9302's core peripherals. The 40-pin header provides 3 TTL-level serial ports, 20 bidirectional schmitt-triggered GPIO pins, digital audio codec via the AC97/I2S interfaces, 4 12-bit 0-3.3V analog input (ADC) pins, and a high-speed (up to 14.7MHz) dedicated SPI bus. Also, a simple 8-bit multiplexed general purpose parallel bus implemented in the on-board CPLD is available via GPIO pins 0-13. The 26-pin header brings out other interfaces such as JTAG, USB, special lines for the TS-9441, and 1.8V/3.3V/5V power supply.

All the serial ports on the TS-7400 are TTL-level only, meaning that there are no RS-232 or RS-485 driver chips (these must be added externally). The TS-7400 supports tx-enable output for RS-485 on one serial port though.

The TS-7400 boots to NAND flash using a proprietary bootloader optimized for speed. The hardware accelerated NAND flash controller is a unique feature implemented in the on-board CPLD that provides hardware ECC, allowing the system to bootup to a Linux shell prompt in about 1.1 seconds. The on-board CPLD can be also used to provide custom functionality through an extra core, such as additional COM ports, quadrature channels, PWM, timers, frequency counters, etc. Contact Technologic Systems for custom design services.

Two user controlled red and green LEDs are available and stacked vertically on the board. The TS-7400 ARM engine is a standard size that fits into some very inexpensive off-the-shelf extruded aluminum cases, such as the Hammond Manufacturing Enclosures. To see details on the Hammond enclosures (part# 1455K1201), visit www.digikey.com or www.hammondmfg.com.


TS-9441 Production Blast/Test/Recovery Peripheral Board

In order to configure and setup the TS-7400 flash system during development, a TS-9441 peripheral board is required. The TS-9441 has 2KB EEPROM, and 2MB serial flash, so it can be used to bring-up/recover "dead" TS-7400 boards. Using a console on the TS-7400 is only possible through the TS-9441 RS-232 serial port, named Console Header. Also, the TS-9441 enables regulated 5V DC power in. Once the TS-7400 is configured and loaded, it can safely run stand-alone.

Software

The TS-7400 single board computer boots to Linux from NAND flash using the proprietary TS-FLASHBOOT bootup firmware residing in ROM memory. It can also boot from an SD card, through the TS-SDBOOT firmware. The TS-7400 Ultra-Fast bootup solution was optimized for speed and includes kernel, initrd, and filesystem (Busybox) tweaks. The bootstrap setup is very similar to the 1.69 second Fast Bootup for TS-7300, but is almost 30% faster. In addition, the hardware accelerated NAND flash controller is a unique feature implemented in the on-board CPLD that provides hardware ECC, allowing the system to skip software ECC during startup and enabling boot to a Linux prompt in 1.1 seconds. Since the TS-7400 actually boots to an initrd with a read-only mounted filesystem, it is possible to have something other than a shell prompt running after bootup by editing the /linuxrc shell script on the initrd. Additional TS-7400 software features include:

  • Boots Linux out-of-the-box in 1.10 seconds (to shell prompt).
  • Flexible booting options (SD card, NAND flash or offboard SPI flash).
  • SD card pre-installed with standard Debian Linux distribution.
  • Firmware has ability to verify boot medium CRC before allowing bootup.
  • Ability to boot password-locked SD cards.
  • Startup Linux miniroot scripts allow flexible root and backup filesystem selection (SD, flash, NFS, USB flash) as well as software field upgrade support.
  • Linux "bootload" program allows booting of Linux kernels and other Operating Systems from within Linux itself.

The TS-7400 ARM SBC is compatible with a wide range of Operating Systems (OS's). The Linux choice is highly recommended and our products are totally integrated with the open-source vision. The Linux OS, TS-Kernel 2.4.26, is shipped by default with our ARM SBCs and includes complete driver support for our hardware within the kernel, enabling quick time to market for end-users' applications. Examples and source codes are also available for downloading.

The TS-ARM SBCs include the TS-Linux compact embedded OS installed by default in on-board flash memory (8MB, JFFS or YAFFS filesystems). The eCos/Redboot boot loader is used to open the OS of choice. In addition, the full featured Debian Linux distribution can be used with a network directory (NFS root) or larger flash drives (256MB), such as Compact Flash, SD cards or USB memory sticks. The Linux system includes a complete GNU C/C++ embedded development environment installed. In addition, Apache Web Server, FTP, SSH, Telnet and Samba internet services are available with C/PHP/Perl for embedded CGI development.

The Linux solution for ARM is compatible with the RTAI real-time extension, enabling systems with strict timing requirements to be handled with our SBCs. Furthermore, NetBSD has been ported to TS-ARM and Java solutions are also available.

Detailed Feature List

  • 200MHz ARM9 CPU
  • 32MB SDRAM (64-128MB opt)
  • 32MB NAND Flash (128MB opt)
  • 1 10/100 Ethernet
  • 2 USB 2.0 (12Mbit/s max)
  • 1 SD Card slot (up to 4GB Cards)
  • 3 TTL UART, 4 ADC, 20 DIO, AC97, SPI
  • Optional Temp Sensor, RTC, and WiFi
  • TS-9441 peripheral for RS232 console
  • Low-power (350mA @ 5V)
  • Fanless -40° to +70°C, +85°C 166MHz
  • Boots Linux in 1.1 seconds
  • Linux Bootloader (Linux boots Linux)
  • SD Card High-Security
  • Other software solutions include flexible booting options, hardware control using scripts, application development with Debian, software field upgrade, etc
  • Powers TS-WIFIBOX App Kit
  • Supports tsinit self-customization
CPU
CPU Arch ARM
CPU Vendor Cirrus
CPU Part Number EP9302
CPU Speed 200 MHz
RAM
RAM 32 MB to 128 MB
Onboard Storage
Flash Storage 32 MB
External Storage
full-size SD Socket 1x
Data Acquisition & Control
Digital Input/Output 20x
Analog-to-Digital 4x
Interfaces
10/100 Ethernet 1x
USB Host 2x
Serial/COM Port 3x
SPI Bus 1x
HMI
AC97 Audio 1x
Onboard Devices
Battery-Backed Real Time Clock 1x
Watchdog Timer 1x
Temperature Sensor 1x
Operation Temperature
Fanless Temp Range -40 °C to 85 °C
Power Consumption
Max Power Consumption 2.00 W
Operating Supply Voltage
Operating Supply Voltage 5 VDC
Mechanical
Length 74mm
Width 119mm

Technologic Systems provides complete documentation for our mature products, including manuals, schematics, mechanical drawings, etc. The most recent documentation files are always made available through our website. If you don't find the documentation you are looking for, contact support for more information. Also, please make sure to visit our Embedded Systems Support webpage, our official WIKI and join our official Developers Forum.

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The prices below are available for sales orders requesting different quantities on a per release basis.

Quantity
Product Configuration 1
10 25 50 100 250+
TS-7400-32-32F $129 $119 $114 $109 $99 Call us
TS-7400-64-32F $145 $135 $129 $123 $113 Call us
TS-7400-128-32F $229 $219 $213 $207 $197 Call us

What's Included

Use the table below to configure your product and add it to your cart. If you have any questions, please contact us for assistance.

Product Configuration
Part # Description Price Qty Total
TS-7400-32-32F TS-7400 SBC with 32 MB RAM and 32 MB Flash $129 $129
TS-7400-64-32F TS-7400 SBC with 64 MB RAM and 32 MB Flash $145 $145
TS-7400-128-32F TS-7400 SBC with 128 MB RAM and 32 MB Flash $229 $229
On-board Options
Part # Description Price Qty Total
OP-ROHS-NC Requires this board to be built 100% RoHS compliant $0 $0
OP-TMPSENSE On-Board Temperature Sensor $3 $0
OP-PS30V 8-30VDC switching power input through screw terminal (incompatible with TS-DC420-ENC) $20 $0
OP-BBRTC Battery Backed Real Time Clock More info $24 $0
Board-Specific Peripherals
Part # Description Price Qty Total
TS-DC420-ENC Peripheral board provides 8-30VDC power input, Xbee radio socket, DIO lines, 3 A/D channels, 3 COM ports, RS-485/RS-422 with full-duplex and aluminum enclosure More info $100 $0
TS-9441-RC-DB9 Boot/Console Peripheral Board for TS-7400 & TS-7400-V2 w/ 1 RC-DB9 cable (required during development) (included in the KIT-7400) More info $125 $0
Development Kits
Part # Description Price Qty Total
KIT-7400 The TS-7400 development kit is suggested for any new TS-7400 development and includes:
  • (TS-9441) TS-9441 Peripheral/Development Board
  • (SD-4GB-7300) 4GB SD Card with Debian Linux
  • (SD-USB) SD Card to USB Adapter
  • (PS-5VDC-REG-1AMP-BC) Regulated DC Power Supply
  • (RC-DB9) 10-pin header COM port adapter cable to DB-9
  • (CB7-05) Null modem cable with a DB9F at each end
  • Utility CD with SBC resources and digital documentation
The TS-7400 SBC is not included in the kit (Click to order a TS-7400). More info
$200 $0
Flash Media
Part # Description Price Qty Total
SD-8GB-7300 TS-7300 bootable 8GB SD card pre-installed with Debian Linux for ARM and full tool chain (supports TS-7260, TS-7300, TS-7400) $28 $0
USB-FLASH-2GB 2GB USB Flash Drive with full ARM tool chain and Debian installed $28 $0
Accessories and Extras
Part # Description Price Qty Total
CB7-05 Null modem cable with a DB9F at each end $9 $0
Power Supplies
Part # Description Price Qty Total
PS-5VDC-REG-1AMP-BC International regulated 5VDC 1AMP wall mounted power supply with barrel connector (included in the KIT-7400) $12 $0
PS-12VDC-REG-10PG International regulated 12VDC wall mounted power supply with 10 pin green connector (compatible with TS-DC320-ENC) $22 $0
PS-12VDC-REG-2P2 International regulated 12VDC wall mounted power supply with 2 pin black connector, type 2 (compatible with OP-PS30V) $22 $0
Enclosures
Part # Description Price Qty Total
TS-ENC740 Off-the-shelf extruded aluminum Hammond Enclosure with TS-7400 end-plates More info $39 $0
TS-ENC740-PS30V Off-the-shelf extruded aluminum Hammond Enclosure with TS-7400 flanged end-plates compatible with OP-PS30V $39 $0